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From: MM (
Subject:         Re: The Science
Date: November 15, 2014 at 5:06 pm PST

In Reply to: Re: The Science posted by temp on November 15, 2014 at 11:35 am:

Dr. Gregor addresses your question about the
Meditteranean diets in his video about the guy who
was vegan for 40 years who died of a heart attack.
Their Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratio is 1:4 which is the
same as the Japanese who are long lived as well
because Olive oil has less Omega 6 in it so it
doesn't throw their ratios off as much.

And yes, Homocysteine does cause heart disease when
elevated due to B-12 deficiencies, but non-vegans
are also deficient and homocysteine can become
elevated due to eating animal foods.

Fish is not a healthy source of Omega 3 fats due to
contaminants in water such as mercury. Flax and chia
is a much better alternative and they found an
African tribe who eats exclusively plants and tested
their blood for DHA and found it sufficient which
means they were converting it just fine.

And, animal foods have a high amount of arachadonic
acids in them as you said which essentially negates
any Omega 3 fats which they might have.

Animal foods like beef and dairy also have trans
fats in them due to biohydrogenation which happens
in the ruminent's stomach and we need ZERO of those
trans fats which are very inflammation producing.

Yes, cholesterol is lining every cell in our bodies
and our bodies make all we need. We don't need more
in our diets. The arachadonic acid in meat is what
contributes to inflammation as well as the
vegetables oils (Omega 6 is arachadonic acid) and
the B.A.R.T. tests also show caffeine and fruit
juices as well as sweeteners like honey and agave
cause inflammation as well.

THOSE last reasons would be why SOME vegans are not
doing well. NOT because they are avoiding meat, but
because they are eating lots of agave, maple syrup,
nuts and vegetable oils and fake soy meats.

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